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Old 10-24-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default Best Engine Oil Weight for high mileage EF?

My local Advance said I needed 20W50!! I was thinking 10W30 or 40, am I crazy? This is for a stock D16 with 210K miles on it. 20W50 seems a little too heavy to me!! What weight oil do you guys run? This is just a stock A to B car, no racing. Thanks!

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10w40 will be fine unless it's burning oil like crazy right now
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Thanks for the quick response! It's not burning oil at all, great running little car! I think it;s leaking a VERY SMALL bit by the dizzy, but, that's it. Again, thanks!

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im using 20w50 as well...!!!
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:01 PM   #5
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Im at 175,000 and still using 5w30. Why would you need to even run anything heavier than that?
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just use what honda suggests, which is 5w30.
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heaver oil isnt really useful imo, ive also heared that it can work the oil pump harder and lead to falure.
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my B2 has over 350,000 miles on it and still running strong! smokes a lil but hey its a 91! with stock internals...


Royal Purple 5w30 boi!

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34w12 only pamper
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Royal Purple has been proven to be **** by the way.....FWIW.

Just use what the manual recommends OP. 5w or 10w30
I use 10w30 in the summer adn 5w30 in the winter
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Royal Purple has been proven to be **** by the way.....FWIW.

Just use what the manual recommends OP. 5w or 10w30
I use 10w30 in the summer adn 5w30 in the winter
X2 on both aspects.
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If OP still is living in FL he doesn't have a winter.
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i normally use mobile 5-30

but recently got some free castor 0-30 and my motor feels much better.
Keep in mind that I only drive my ef gsr 3 months out of the year (4K) and the motor only has 50k on it.

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I myself usually use Mobil 1 5w-30 over the past year in my crx with 178k.

No problem whatsoever.
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im using 5w-30 in my ef wit 288k, nd still runnin good.
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